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What happened on Asiana Flight 214?

Whenever there is a tragic airline accident such as the recent one of Asiana Airlines flight 214 in San Francisco, we all want answers. Those of us who are pilots, who, regardless of experience will have some basic understanding of how something like this happened, and advanced knowledge of the subject matter.  The media will instantly speculate on what the ...

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Flying out of Springbank Airport

Approaching CYBW, right downwind 25 for final.

If you live in Calgary or the surrounding area and are thinking of getting your license, you have a few choices when it comes to flight schools.  The closest airfield to Calgary where you can get your license is Calgary – Springbank (CYBW), about 30 minutes from downtown Calgary.  There are currently four flight schools at CYBW. The four schools ...

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Clearing Turns

Clearing turns are very important If you are getting your license, you probably have experienced your instructor being very adamant you do these clearing turns consistently and correctly.  It is mandatory you understand them for your flight test: if you show the examiner a lax attitude when checking for traffic, that is not only dangerous, but will constitute a fail. ...

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David Clark H10-13.4 Headset Review

David Clark H10-13.4 Mono Headset

In the market for a headset? Consider the David Clark H10-13.4 A headset will be your first purchase as a pilot, and it is very important! Consider this set for it’s unbeatable value and comfort for the price. This is one of the most popular and best selling mono headsets out there – and for good reason.  If you are ...

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Learning to fly: easier than you may think

Learning To Fly: Not As Unattainable As Most People Think Guest Blog by Paul Guerrier You know the basics for your private license. You’re over 17, English is your primary language (or you’ve mastered it, if it’s not), and you have done all of the minimum requirements. You can fly, just not for an airline. Being a commercial pilot means ...

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Your first solo!

What went through your mind when your instructor sent you on your first solo? A few weeks ago we asked our facebook followers what went through their head when their instructor left the plane for the first time, sending them on their first solo. Thanks to all who contributed their reactions and thoughts! There were a lot of very funny ...

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